Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Volume 1: Nanotechnology and Health Risk

Editors: Lichtfouse, Eric, Schwarzbauer, Jan, Robert, Didier (Eds.)

  • Presents novel nanotechnologies for sustainable fuels and environmental protection
  • Lists innovative methods to clean water, soil and air polluted by heavy metals, endocrine disruptors and pharmaceuticals
  • Offers applied methods for professionals, textbook-type reviews for students and relevant information for use in lectures by teachers
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Environmental chemistry is a fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. Nanotechnology applications for alternative energies such as solar power, fuel cells, hydrogen and lithium batteries are reviewed in the first section. Recent investigations on carbon nanotubes, nanocatalysts and cyclodextrins disclose unprecedented techniques to monitor and clean pollutants such as greenhouse gases, heavy metals, pesticides, pathogens occurring in water, air and soil. The second section reviews the risks for human health of critical pollutants such as endocrine disruptors, dioxins and heavy metals contaminating seafood and sediments. An exhaustive review of DDT isomers reveals unexpected mechanisms of DDT transfer to fishes. A chapter on pollutant geochronology  using river sedimentary archives provides novel insights on pollution history since the beginning of the anthropocene.

 

This book will be a valuable source of information for engineers and students developing novel applied techniques to monitor and clean pollutants in air, wastewater, soils and sediments.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Carbon Nanotubes Applications: Solar and Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Storage, Lithium Batteries, Supercapacitors, Nanocomposites, Gas, Pathogens, Dyes, Heavy Metals and Pesticides

    Tan, Chin Wei (et al.)

    Pages 3-46

  • Cyclodextrins for Remediation Technologies

    Landy, David (et al.)

    Pages 47-81

  • Carbon Nanotubes for Environmental Protection

    Chauhan, Sippy K. (et al.)

    Pages 83-98

  • Magnetic Nano-photocatalysts: Preparation, Structure, and Application

    Liu, Shou-Qing

    Pages 99-117

  • Polysaccharides Route: A New Green Strategy for Metal Oxides Synthesis

    Visinescu, Diana (et al.)

    Pages 119-169

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2442-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2441-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8332-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Nanotechnology and Health Risk
Editors
  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
  • Didier Robert
Series Title
Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2442-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2442-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2441-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8332-3
Series ISSN
2213-7114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 412
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